The Godfather Is An Epic Masterpiece

Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning film, The Godfather, remains an epic masterpiece and one of the greatest cinematic achievements. At this point, there really isn’t anything else that can be said about the film.  Francis Ford Coppola took Mario Puzo’s epic novel and turned it into a masterpiece.  More than that, one book would become the basis for three different films.  This is before Puzo decided to write a sequel to his novel. Marlon Brando stars…

"The Godfather Is An Epic Masterpiece"

Holy Lands: Family drama falls quite short

Holy Lands seeks to explore the dysfunction within one family but this story ultimately falls short in being a compelling film. When Jewish-American cardiologist Harry Rosenmerck (James Caan) sets off to become a pig farmer, the very move shakes up his entire family.  It’s not a shock to say that this move is very upsetting for his family.  His neighbor, Rabbi Moshe Cattan (Tom Hollander), is equally unhappy with the move to Nazareth, Israel.  Harry…

"Holy Lands: Family drama falls quite short"

Elf: 15th Anniversary Sing & Cheer Along Edition

Will Ferrell’s over-the-top performance in Elf is one of the reasons why the comedy has managed to stand the test of time. After Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) lets us in on the backstory, the Jon Favreau-directed film gets the ball rolling.  We learn that Buddy (Will Ferrell) is the first human being to set foot in the North Pole.  Unfortunately for Buddy, he doesn’t quite have the same speed as his fellow Elves.  Demoted to…

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